Band Rollers

Using and understanding energy
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During this workshop, pupils have the opportunity to investigate the energy required to drive a simple toy and use a range of tools to construct it.

The aims are to provide Year 3 and 4 pupils with an enjoyable, stimulating workshop; to investigate the potential energy that can be stored in an elastic band, its release and use to drive/power a toy.

They are taken step-by-step through the stages in making the band roller, being encouraged to measure, mark out, cut using a junior hacksaw, assemble, join and combine components accurately.

They will also learn how to use the tools safely and properly and test the band roller (which they keep) and then race others. Finally they will reflect on the design, identifying ways it could be improved.

This workshop needs to take place in the school hall

Years

3 & 4
Cost:

A whole day: 2 x 2 1/4 hours sessions/workshops at £390 per day
Morning only: 1 x 2 1/4 hours sessions/workshops at £265 per morning
All materials and equipment provided. Maximum class numbers = 30 pupils



Helpers:

You will need to provide 4 adult helpers in addition to the class teacher for each session/workshop